Archive for August 2nd, 2007
Kevin Harvick has ignored Tony Stewart’s phone calls, assuming that Stewart wants to talk about and apologize for roughing up Harvick near the end of the Allstate 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last Sunday. “He’s called,” Harvick said Thursday. “I just haven’t answered.”
One might wonder if this Sunday in the Pennsylvania 500 marks the last time a No. 38 NASCAR Nextel Cup car emblazoned with brightly-colored M& Ms characters will compete at Pocono Raceway. There’s been NASCAR garage buzz recently that Mars Inc. Mars Snack Food U.S., the company that produces M& Ms in Hackettstown, is considering [...]
Everybody has put a positive spin on NASCAR’s sudden merger fever because it’s been exciting to see things like Mark Martin joining the retooling effort at Dale Earnhardt Inc. But, when the dust settles, this really is just a glorified downsizing.
It wasn’t that long ago – barely two years – that Ford, Dodge and Chevrolet seemed to be trying to be the first Detroit car manufacturer to get a female driver to victory lane on NASCAR’s Busch or Nextel Cup tours. But over the past year, that competition has been pushed to the back burner. [...]
Juan Pablo Montoya will race in his final Busch Series event next week at Watkins Glen, then the team will stop competing. Chip Ganassi Racing officials said Wednesday the No. 42 Busch program was formed only to help Montoya adjust to NASCAR after six seasons in Formula One.
Greg Biffle apologized for missing his post-race interviews following last weekends’ Busch Series race at O’Reilly Raceway Park and says it was simply a misunderstanding. “First and foremost, I would like to apologize to the media who were present in the press box at ORP last weekend,” he said.
Jimmie Johnson has become known for the summer swoon. A string of bad luck and bad finishes have regularly plagued his career during the dog days. Usually, though, the slump usually doesn’t come until August.
NASCAR and AT&T go back to court this week, at odds over the paint scheme on Jeff Burton’s No. 31 Chevrolet. But the larger issue of exclusivity in the wireless category will loom over the proceedings. Sprint Nextel, NASCAR’s top series sponsor, bought the largest sports sponsorship ever sold, exclusivity included, and has spent close [...]
* Carl Edwards Ready For Busy Weekend * Seeding Becomes More Important Each Week * Gordon Goes For A Sweep At Pocono * Gibbs Teammates Heating Up
Dale Earnhardt Inc. (DEI) Tuesday became Clemson University’s first Motorsports Innovation Partner, providing the company preferred access to faculty, students, facilities and equipment related to motorsports and automotive research. DEI Chief Executive Officer Teresa Earnhardt and Clemson University President James F. Barker signed a memorandum of understanding to create the formal research and higher education [...]
Michel Jourdain, Jr. will return to the NASCAR Busch Series this weekend in Montreal to drive the No. 17 Dish Network Ford Fusion. Jourdain is no stranger to the road course in Montreal having competed there three times in the Champ Car Series. Of those three starts at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Jourdain has one win [...]